“Website: Rutlandhistory.com”. Doreen McCullough, Society Webmaster, is the guest on this episode. She focuses on the history and developmental structure of the Society’s website. Opened in February 2005, the site has rapidly grown in content. Significant accomplishments are noted as is the global reach of the site. In the second part of the program host Jim Davidson takes the viewer to various files and demonstrates how to search in them. Topic: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Website: Rutlandhistory.com”, Rutland,...
“Rutland Fair Photos” – Host Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society delves into the Image Gallery of the Society website in this latest episode of Rutland Fair photos. In part one there are photos from the 1900-1920 era. In part two Frank Hinchey’s Rutland Fair images are from the 1920 – 1939 era. Jim indicates that there are many more images in the Image Gallery of the Society website. Other information on the Rutland Fair can be found in the text and video sections... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Rutland Fair Photos”, Rutland, Vermont
This book features Rutland Herald clippings from the 1909 Knight’s Templar to Main Street structures of old East Rutland Parish. Each book has its own index. The page numbers refer to the typed page number not the PDF page number. Topic: Rutland Herald Snippets Book 120-7
“History in the Digital Age” – This program features Eileen Corcoran of the Vermont Historical Society and Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society. Ellen and Jim provide an overview of the Leagueof Local Historical Societies & Museums Annual Meeting & Conference co-hosted by the Rutland Historical Society at Castleton University. The meeting sessions are focused on the changes brought about by the digital age. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “History in the Digital Age” Rutland, Vermont
"Memories of 1947 Rutland" - Jim Davidson hosts a program taking viewers down memory lane in post-World War II 1947 Rutland. The program includes music from the hit songs of the era and reminders of the hit movies seen at the local theaters. Bus, air, and auto transportation is not ed. Businesses, industries, banks and social clubs are included, as is a brief segment on the Flood of 1947. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Memories of 1947 Rutland”, Rutland,...
"August Events" - This show, hosted by Jim Davidson, focuses on two events occurring the same week in August 2016. First, is the visit by Gejus van Diggele who collects ball announcements printed or written on the backs of early playing cards. Mr. van Diggele is from the Neherlands. The second event is the new week for the Rutland Fair and provides numerous images from the Farm Museum. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “August Events”, Rutland, Vermont
The video is of a senior class picnic on Lake St. Catherine in the late 1930's. Among the faculty in the video are: Bernice Hinchey, Norbert Sevigny and Joseph Zawistowski. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, West Rutland Class Picnic-1939, Rutland, Vermont
“Doshisha University” - Host Jim Davidson presents the story of how an 1874 meeting at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland provided Joseph Hardy Neesima seed money to establish a private Christian College in Japan, now known as Doshisha University. Recently a group of Doshisha students visited the sacred historic site where the dream of Doshisha began. The students also visited Castleton University where President David Wolk hosted them at a luncheon. Guest Patrick Liu, Director of... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Doshisha University”, Rutland, Vermont
"Rutland Women in History - 2016" - Carolynn Ranftle, Vice President of the Rutland Historical Society, presents a PowerPoint program about a number of Rutland women whose stories bring to light the lesser known individuals of local history. Jim Davidson hosts the program. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, " Rutland Women in History - 2016 ",...
“Rutland Area Vermont State Historic Markers” - Guest Tom Carpenter of the Rutland Historical Society locates and talks about each marker in the Rutland area. An interesting tale concerns a marker at the location of the old Statehouse and Court building that stood on the north side of West Street. For about t30 years this marker had been missing. The missing marker was recently found in the stolen property locker of the New Jersey State Police. A marker will be restored to its original... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Rutland Area Vermont State Historic...
This set of copies of Smoke and Blazes is donated to the Rutland Historical Society in memory of my parents, Mary and Craigue Perkins and my aunt, Vera Perkins. They conceived the idea for a Killington Section newsletter in 1948 and served as editors and publishers for thefirst several years of its existence, cutting stencils, and running mimeograph copies in our living room. They continued as frequent contributors to the publication and as active members of the Club for over a half century.... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Green Mountain Club-Killington, Rutland, Vermont
“The Fallow Field” is a collection of poems by Julia C. R. Dorr. The work was published posthumously in 1893 by Lee and Shepard Publishers of Boston. This work is most notable for its beautiful l illustrations (in Charcoal) that were done by her daughter Zulma De Lacy Steele. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Julia C. R. Dorr 1825-1913, Rutland Vermont
Rutland Civil War Recap - Robert Ranftle of theRutland Historical Society presents an overview of local Rutland life during and shortly after the Civil War. This is an adaptation of his presentation to the Rutland Historical Society at its annual business meeting in October 2015. Jim Davidson hosts the program. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Rutland Civil War Recap", Rutland,...
"Family & History". Michael Messier, the guest on this episode, has spent the last few years exploring his own family genealogy on a global scale. What has developed is a new understanding of the French settlement in New France and its background in Europe. This early French history has had more impact on Vermont than many historians have acknowledged. Michael and his family are in the midst of this massive web of history. This exploration French history in America leads into... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Family and History", Rutland, Vermont
"Presidential Visits". Mary Fregosi of the Proctor Historical Society talks with host, Jim Davidson, about her recent Quarterly entitled "Three Presidential Visits To Proctor and Rutland in 1891-1902."The program includes some images and stories not found in the publication. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Presidential Visits", Rutland, Vermont
Aug 31, 2014byProduced by: Peregrine Productions and Bill Doyle’s Vermont History and Government Class
Life In Rutland County shares the stories and memories from 10 local residents who grew up in Rutland County. These engaging stories, told by the people who rode horses to school and even took the trolley from Rutland to Lake Bomoseen, gives us a unique perspective on Vermont history. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Life in Rutland County, Rutland oral history, Rutland, Vermont
"The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project." Three members of the project talk about its nature, its source, and its funding. Samples of the use of the material, which is available from the Library of Congress through the Rutland Historical Society website, are demonstrated. The topic of the investigation was Viro Small, an Mrican-American wrestler from Vermont, also known as "Black Sam," and his subsequent travels in the U.S. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "The Vermont Digital Newspaper...
"Did You Know That...?" This program describes the Society's national and global identity. It also comments on the Society's publications program and its free website, all of which has been accomplished by volunteers. Tom Carpenter talks about some of the financial help that these volunteers need. The program is co-hosted by Curator Jim Davidson and Treasurer Tom Carpenter. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Did You Know That”, Rutland, Vermont